FRIDAY, Jan. 27 — The Arts Council of Greater Lansing yesterday announced Meghan Martin as its new program manager.
“As a former drama kid with a love for design, I really connect with the desire for arts and culture in our Greater Lansing community,” Martin said. “I am very excited to join the Arts Council team and support the arts community.”
Martin replaces Josh Holliday, who left the Arts Council in December to join the Lansing Economic Area Partnership as tri-county development and placemaking manager.
An experienced project manager and communicator, Martin previously served as outreach and communications coordinator for the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. In that role, she was responsible for communications, networking and events coordination, including branding and launching the group’s 60th anniversary gala at the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum.
A Lansing-area native, Martin attended Dewitt High School and received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University. Prior to her work with the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, Martin worked as a media specialist with the Michigan Press Association.
As program manager, Martin will coordinate the annual Placemaking Summit, manage funding initiatives that provide grants to the field and coordinate the Art Council’s smARTS Program, among other responsibilities. The Arts Council invites the public to meet Martin 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Arts Council office, 1208 Turner St., Lansing. Light refreshments will be served.
“We are so pleased that Meghan is joining our staff at the Arts Council,” said Deborah Mikula, Arts Council executive director. “She is a real champion for Greater Lansing and a great supporter of arts and culture. Her experience in outreach and relationship building are among the many assets she brings to the program manager position, and we are excited to welcome her to our team.”